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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: So I bought a network drive Reply with quote

...from Tigerdirect. They shipped yesterday (yes, on Sunday!) and it should be here by Wednesday, or maybe tomorrow.

BTW, Tigerdirect is pretty much the best thing ever. You can get all your computer parts or other tech things like video cameras there, and they seriously ship it to you that day for free. I paid $0 for 2 day shipping. And they always get it there fast. </shamelessplug>

Anyway, a network drive hooks directly into your router as opposed to your computer so that any machine on your network has access to it. The main purpose was for backing up our machines with auto-backup software. Connect to the network and at a scheduled time, all pertinent files get copied over. If I had several hard drives in my computer, I'd just set up a RAID array for backup and leave it at that, but I only have the one internal and just don't feel like suffering the potential performance hit of RAID.

The cool thing about the network drive is I will also use it as a media server. The PS3 hooked to my TV is essentially another computer and is built to recognize media servers. So basically, I will be able to put music/movies etc. on the drive and anyone on the network can watch or listen from anywhere in the house, including right there on my TV. Pretty sweet.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Maybe we should get a network drive at home too! We order a lot from Tigerdirect at work and it's awesome!! We also like Newegg!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I might do that, too with the network drive... I have an old laptop and an old desktop that I have wanted to re-commission as media servers... I just wonder if I have any ports left on my TV...

Oh, wait... the combo vcr/dvd player is just a big clock Smile That frees up a component slot. Yay
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got a network server when my former employer's business shut down. Haven't set it up at home yet - seems daunting. But my intention is to hook it into our router, then all the supplementary computers into that. i haven't yet, 'cause i'm a-skeered. i'm one of those users who know more about 'puters than your average person, which is just enough for me to royally screw things up sometimes. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its pretty hard to actually permanently break anything just hooking stuff up. You might get it all plugged in and never get it running properly, but you won't break it unless you do something obvious like drop kick it, urinate into it or set it on fire somehow.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cylinsier wrote:
Its pretty hard to actually permanently break anything just hooking stuff up. You might get it all plugged in and never get it running properly, but you won't break it unless you do something obvious like drop kick it, urinate into it or set it on fire somehow.
i thought that WAS how i'm supposed to set it up.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another disaster averted. Cool


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That baby looks like Patton Oswalt!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it! I'm gonna have to start using it! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing HILARIOUS!!!!!!
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They have a Muslim success kid!!!!!!!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: So I bought a network drive Reply with quote

[quote="Cylinsier"]...from Tigerdirect. They shipped yesterday (yes, on Sunday!) and it should be here by Wednesday, or maybe tomorrow.

BTW, Tigerdirect is pretty much the best thing ever. You can get all your computer parts or other tech things like video cameras there, and they seriously ship it to you that day for free. I paid $0 for 2 day shipping. And they always get it there fast. </shamelessplug>

Not a plug Cy, when someone has a good or great service, let us know. Those people are a dying breed these days.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they are. And Tigerdirect is my absolute favorite online store in terms of speed, cost, quality of product, and customer service. I wish I could buy everything from them. And if there's a problem, you just call and go straight to an English speaking person right here in America who clears it up for you.
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